I’m an indentured servant in the 21st century
Not to a single person
But to my discover and capital one credit cards
Commercials taught me I needed these precious cards
They they would bring me joy
The opposite was true
For every time I gambled
The shackles on my wrists got tighter
Everytime I mindlessly consumed
The shackles got tighter
The thousands I spent at coffee shops was all to dig myself deeper into financial slavery
Until one day I awoke to my servitude
Realizing my freedom has been stripped from me slowly each day from my unwise decisions
I will be more mindful
I will practice discipline
I will practice compassion
I will practice transparency
I will break from indentured servitude
One day at a time
How will we break from the spell of money and power?
Caring more about the dollar then human life
Living as if our bank account is the only thing that matters
Sacrificing our grandparents for the dow jones
Even in crisis, the rich get richer
Leaving crumbs for the rest
I’m not a revolutionary
But a man who questions everything
Especially my own life
I will look within
Within my greed
Doing my best
To choose generosity over greed
And the love of life over the fear of losing money
I have worked many jobs
None defined me
I have been a dishwasher
Yet managed corporate accounts
I have cleaned toilets
Yet managed a sales territory
I have taken out many of trashes
Yet have a college degree
Money & status do not define who we are
Our salary, benefits or lack of do not determine our self worth
Unless we allow them too
Ranking ourself & others by salary
Worrying constantly about how we portray ourself to others
Let’s break free today
The mental suffering of what others think of us isn’t worth it
Money, followers, and celebrity.
The new American dream.
How many followers do you need to be content?
How many Tesla’s will bring long-lasting joy?
Once I get 100K followers and I’ll be content.
Ten million dollars a year would be perfect.
Naw 100 billion.
Addicted to more.
How will you ever be free?
No amount of money.
Materials or followers.
Will bring endless happiness.
And you’ll find that you already have plenty of it.